Ian Wright urges Man United to bin Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof

Ian Wright urges Man United to bin Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof

Manchester United suffered a hugely disappointing start to their Premier League season with a 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford and according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are not good enough to lead the Red Devils back to where they want to be.

"I think you look at Maguire and Lindelof, for me you've got to target them now as much as you can," Wright told Premier League Productions.

"People are talking about who Man United might buy, you talk about forwards, at the moment, they've got to start focusing on that center-half pairing.

"If you get any of those two isolated in any situation, you're probably going to get something out of it.

"I thought some of Maguire's positioning [against Palace] was poor and Lindelof, just weak, weak in certain situations.

"They've got to sort out that center-half pairing, for me."

"It's not good enough at this level for Man United if they're challenging for stuff. Lindelof and Maguire, not good enough.

"The fact is, that is not good enough. At this level, with what Man United are supposedly meant to be trying to do, people are talking about Jadon Sancho coming, what's the point?

"You're going to get Jadon Sancho but still have two center-halves who got absolutely roasted [against Palace] without actually trying too hard."

Red Devils legend Gary Neville supported this statement saying: "You can talk about Jadon Sancho all you like, until they get a center-back in that can run and defend one-on-one, you're never going to win a league."

"You're not going to win a league with that center-back pairing. You have to get a mobile, quick, dominant center-back in alongside [Victor] Lindelof or [Harry] Maguire.

"One area Man Utd need to try to strengthen is center-back. But it has to be a quick one - someone who can defend one-on-ones.

"If you look at all the best center-half partnerships down the years, they have always had a quick one."

United have so far signed just one player in this window, bringing in Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.

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